Methodist Healthcare
February 26, 2018


Metropolitan Methodist Hospital is helping foster the exchange of medical information between China and the United States by hosting a delegation of 20 to 25 Chinese intensivists on Monday, February 26.

The delegation is from the Society of Critical Care Medicine 47th Annual Critical Care Congress, being held in San Antonio February 25-28. The delegation has asked to tour a U.S. intensive care unit (ICU) to visually see the working environment of intensivists in the U.S.  An intensivist is a board-certified physician who provides specialized care for critically ill patients, most often in an intensive care unit.    The surgical ICU unit at Metropolitan Methodist Hospital has been recognized as a good representative example of an evidence-based practice ICU that utilizes standardized protocols and is led by an intensivist with close nursing and multidisciplinary collaboration.  The hospital recently received the Top Hospital Award recognizing top quality and patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization.

Approximately 7,000 members are expected to attend the Congress, which highlights the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine.


Monday, February 26.  10:45 a.m.


Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, 1310 McCullough.   Main lobby.


  • The Chinese delegation touring the SICU.
  • Diana Henderson, M.D., chief medical officer at Metropolitan Methodist Hospital will be available for interviews.


Palmira Arellano, 210-325-2295(cell)/Shirley Wills, 210-822-2378/365-4488 (cell)